FALCON WHEELSET R55

U shape 55mm depth Hand-built 700C carbon 25mm wide clincher road bicycle wheels for tubeless compatible

Buy & Configure

All wheels are 100% customizable at Light Bicycle. If your preferred specs are not listed, feel free to contact us (sales@lightbicycle.com) with your special requirements described.

WHEELSET SPECS

Our Pro series comes with a 5-year warranty (lifetime optional), while the non-pro with a 3-year warranty and crash replacement.

  • Rim Model R55
  • Material Toray T700 & T800 Premium Carbon Fiber
  • Size 29”/700C (ETRTO 622mm)
  • Series FALCON
  • Intended Use Road/CX
  • Bead Type Clincher
  • Tubeless Capable Yes
  • Inner/Outer Width 17.9mm/25mm
  • Depth 55mm
  • ERD 530mm (not including nipple head dimension)
  • Rim Weight 515+/-15g
  • Profile Symmetric (0mm)
  • Max Cyclist Weight (on flat ground) 130kg/ 287lbs
  • Spoke Hole Angle ±6°
  • Spoke Tension 100 ~110kgf front, 125~135kgf rear drive side
  • Max Tire Pressure (with 25C) 120psi/ 8.27bar
  • Recommended Tire Width 21C-38C

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Read more for actual road tire width

HUBS

We keep in stock the most popular axle sizes and colors of some well-liked hub models. If you want a special order, feel free to contact us (sales@lightbicycle.com).

  • Model DT SWISS 180, DT SWISS 240 EXP, DT SWISS 350, Novatec A291SB-SL / F482SB-SL, Bitex RAF10 / RAR9, Carbon-Ti X-Hub
  • Front Axle Size QR / 100mm
  • Rear Axle Size QR / 130mm
  • Driver Body Shimano Road 11S, Campy 11S, Sram XDR
  • Hole 20H, 24H

OTHER PARTS

Leave a note at checkout or contact us if you want spare spokes or nipples.

  • Spokes Pillar Aero X-TRA 1420, Sapim CX Ray, Sapim CX Sprint-Rear drive side/ CX Ray-Other sides
  • Nipples Aluminium Black, Aluminium Red, Brass Oil slick, Brass Black

TECH

Looking to turn your road or tri bike into an aero machine? With a 55mm profile, the R55 is deep enough to give your an aerodynamic advantage without compromising ride quality in the stiffest crosswinds.

Comfortable as a race oriented wheelset or a daily driver, the 25mm outer width keeps things aerodynamically optimized with smoother rolling for your 25 and 28c tires.

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WARRANTY

For Non-Pro Series Rims: From the date of purchase, 3-year Standard Warranty.

For Pro Series Rims: From the date of purchase, 5-year Pro Warranty as standard and an upgraded optional lifetime Premium Warranty with minimum charge.

Crash Replacement: It is applicable with the same period as the warranty time range that you purchased for the rims with 10% /25% discount for Non-Pro series /Pro series.

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WHAT IS IN THE BOX

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Gallery

Light: Rims: R55 Non-Disc Grooved Graphene Surface Hexa-Comb Matte 20/24H Tubeless-ready Hubs: Novatec A291SB-SL/F482SB-SL J-bend QR/100mm QR/130mm Shimano Road 11S 27T Spokes: Sapim CX Ray Black J-bend Nipples: DT Swiss Brass Black External Weight: 1579.56 grams
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MARCEL: G3 Lacing
Romania
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Jos: Canyon Endurace CF 7.0 with Light Bicycle R55 rims, Miche Primate Syntesi hubs, CN Mac aero spokes, Sapim brass nipples. Wheels have been built locally. First impression is great, low weight, smooth rolling and really like the looks.
Netherlands
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Light: Rims: R55 Non-Disc Grooved Graphene Surface UD Matte 20/24H Tubeless-ready Standard Weight Hubs: Industry Nine Torch 100QR & 130QR J-bend Black 60T Shimano Road 11s Spokes: Sapim CX Ray Black J-bend Nipples: DT Swiss Aluminium Black External Weight: 1623.84 grams
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Joe: WRU55C02(wheelset R55), DT350 hubs, Sapim CX Ray spokes, Stealth decals, fitted with Conti GP5000 clinchers on my 2015 Felt Z3. Amazed at the difference in acceleration and top speed. 590 grams lighter than the 35mm deep alloy rim & Conti GP 4-Season tire setup they replaced. Dry braking performance (Standard High TG Surface) is on a par with alloy rims. Crosswind stability is better than expected. I've already put over 1000 miles (1600 km) and I can say I am very happy with these wheels!
United States
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Wallace: Specs: Rim: R55 UD Satin 20/24 Hubs: Carbon-Ti X road spokes: Sapim CX Ray nipples: aluminum black tires: GP5000 25mm (with tubes) Great wheelset. Matches really well with my foil 10. Highly recommended.
United States
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COMMENTS

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Ronald 2020/11/17

Wanted to order your falcon R55 rim brake Wheelset , can I get black decals instead stealth gray, also discount code would be nice for a first time customer


LightBicycle 2020/11/18

Hi Ronald, Yes, you can have the black decals if you want. We have several options for decals. for road wheels rim brake. Please check your email. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Eugene 2020/11/18

Hello will these 55mm deep, 25 wide fit my 2012 Specialized Roubaix Comp? Brakes are Shimano 105.


LightBicycle 2020/11/18

Hi Eugene, For 25mm wide/55mm deep R55 wheelset 700C, it is okay to fit your 2012 Specialized Roubaix Comp bike. Or you can double check with your bike supplier.You can choose shimano road 11S free hub( and leave message that you like a spacer for shimano 10S). Then we will include it for you. You can put on the spacer(ring) if you ride 10S.Please let us know if you have any other questions. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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ADRIAN 2020/05/18

I am looking for a 50 mm front and 60 mm rear wheel (DT Swiss 350 hub / 11 Speed Shimano). 700cc 25mm clincher. I live in Toronto, Ontario Thank you


LightBicycle 2020/05/19

Hi Adrian, We have 25mm wide rims with 55mm and 65mm depth 700C road wheels. Is it working for you? Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Jamie 2020/02/27

Hi I am looking for a 55 mm front and 65 mm rear wheel (DT Swiss 350 hub / 10 Speed Shimano). 700cc 25mm clincher I am situated in Bahrain and I would like to know the cost for this wheel set with shipping


LightBicycle 2020/02/27

Hi Jamie, It is okay to order front 55mm/rear 65mm 700C wheelset. We sent the quotation through email. Please check. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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julien 2019/10/27

Hi I wonder how come the R55 rim is heavier than AR56 which being wider and higher ? Furthermore do you know if 30mm wide rim is compatible with R8000 shimano dual pivot caliper ?


LightBicycle 2019/10/28

Hi Julien, 1. R55 (25mm wide, 55mm deep) 25mm wide road 700C rim is with a rounder rim profile compare to AR56 (30mm wide, 56mm deep), which is with larger rim wall surface. Given the different rim shape design and intended use, our engineer specific design the layup process for every rim modle. For U shape is wider at the rim middle area and rim bottom area, AR56 30mm wide rims are wider on the top/but sharp at the bottom. U shape rims cause heavier due to wider at the bottom area. 2. According to SHIMANO's official Manual for Dual Piviot Caliper Brake, the BR-R8000 is compatible with 24~28mm width carbon rims. So our AR56 would be too wide for the caliper, however, you can use the R55 without worries. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Gregory 2019/07/20

Hey guys, Do you know what the total delivery cost with duty fees to UK cost? Really tempted. Thanks, Greg


LightBicycle 2019/07/22

Hi Greg, We offer two shipping plan for packages to the UK. Let me know which would be your pick. The TPD is not available online currently, if you like to go with TPD, I will create the invoice for you accordingly. The shipping and delivery time would be the same, 7~10 days. --EMS(Post system): USD78 for one complete wheelset, tax not included. But we will lower the declared value to USD220/wheelset so you can pay less tax. --TPD(Tax-Prepaid Delivery): USD156.1 for one complete wheelset, tax included. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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vassa 2019/07/01

Hi I am looking for a 45 mm front and 55 mm rear wheel 700cc 25mm, tubeless & pro series I am situated in New Jersey and I would like to know the cost for this wheel set with shipping


LightBicycle 2019/07/02

Hi Sir, 1. Yes, we can build a mixed depth 700C 25mm wide wheelset for you. 2. The RRU45C02 (25mm wide, 45mm deep) and RRU55C02 (25mm wide, 55mm deep) is from our Falcon series rather than pro series. They will be with UD matte finish for you. Is it okay? Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Stuart 2019/05/21

Hi I'm from UK. Looking for disc wheelset. 45 or 55 rim profile. Red spokes. 6 disc bolt hole. Stu.


LightBicycle 2019/05/22

Hi Stu, Yes, mix depth of road disc wheelset is popular. It is okay to order front 45mm deep/rear 55mm deep. Do you like DT Swiss 240S road disc hubs or 350 road disc hubs? Thanks, Lightbicycle


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VIKAS 2019/05/03

Hi light bicycle, Greetings from India. Looking forward for deep section preferably 55mm & 23mm wide. -RIMS: RR50C2, 23mm wide, 55mm deep,UD, matte, 24H, with High TG brake surface --HUBS: novatech, front 100mm*QR/rear 130mm*QR, Shimano Road 11s, J-bend --SPOKES: Sapim CX-Ray, J-bend --NIPPLES: black. Suggest best prices and invoice accordingly to save on customs cost. Regards VIKAS KAUSHIK Regards


LightBicycle 2019/05/03

Hi Vikas, Thanks for your inquiry! The price for 700C 25mm wide road wheelset with following specs is USD550/pair. -RIMS: RRU50C2, 25mm wide, 55mm deep,UD, matte, front 20H/rear 24H, with High TG brake surface --HUBS: black novatech, front 100mm*QR/rear 130mm*QR, Shimano Road 11s, J-bend --SPOKES: Sapim CX-Ray, J-bend --NIPPLES: black. ​ The delivery cost is USD117 for one wheelset to India by EMS delivery. We will also declare the low value to help you reduce the tax cost. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Simon 2019/04/19

hello, Im based in the uk and would like a price for the following specification of carbon wheel set Hubs-DT Swiss 240s Shimano 11 speed Spokes-C X RAYS Rim- 700c WRU55C02 with the graphene brake track Thanks Simon


LightBicycle 2019/04/20

Hi Simon, The 700C road wheelset is USD911/pair : RRU55C02 rims with graphene grooved brake surface+DT 240S hubs+sapim cx-ray bladed spokes. Currently, we provide 2 kinds of shipping methods to UK for one wheelset TPD delivery: USD155, tax pre-paid duty, don't need to pay customs tax and VAT cost, 7~12 days roughly for delivery EMS delivery: USD78, need to pay Customs fee if necessary. We will also declare the low value to help you reduce the tax cost, 7~12 days roughly for delivery Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Todd 2019/04/03

Hello, For WRU55C02, the rim profile drawing shows outer width as 25mm at the brake track, however it looks like the middle section of the rim is wider. How wide is the rim at its widest section?


LightBicycle 2019/04/04

Hi Todd, You are very observed the widest area of the RRU55C02 road clincher rim is about 28.02mm. Are you interested in purchasing a full wheelset? What kind of configuration you have in mind? Disc or non disc? Thanks, Lightbicycle


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paul 2019/03/26

Hello I would like to know if you have 23mm wide clincher with rim brakes in 55mm depth for rear with shimano 10 speed complete or just rim. thank you for your time paul


LightBicycle 2019/03/26

Hi Paul, We have 23mm wide, 50mm deep 700C clincher wheelset available. Will it be ok with you? You can check out the rim profile from the attachment. What hubs are you looking for? Here's an example quote for your reference. Let me know if you want anything changed. The wheelset is USD705.2/pair with below specs: --RIMS: RR50C2, 23mm wide, 50mm deep, UD, matte, 24H, with High TG brake surface --HUBS: Black DT SWISS 350, front 100mm*QR/rear 130mm*QR, Shimano Road 11s, J-bend --SPOKES: Sapim CX-Ray, J-bend --NIPPLES: Black alloy Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Mike 2019/03/11

Hello, I am located in Canada and I'm interested in purchasing your wheels, specifically WRU55C02. I notice that this isn't available in your Canadian warehouse. I'd also would like Novatec hubs (not disc) to keep the cost down. Can these be shipped from your Canadian warehouse? If not, do you have comparable cost wheels around 50mm deep that ship from North America? Thanks.


LightBicycle 2019/03/12

Hi Mike, Novatec hubs are only availble in Global warehouse. The North America warehouse don't have a wheelset configuration that close to the cost in Globa. What is your main concern for Global shipping? The price is already very friendly with Novatec or Bitex hubs. We can also lower the decalred value on the customs clearance documents so you can pay less tax. If it's about lead time, most road rims are ordered to make (non-stock). So if you want the wheels shipped from Canada, it will have to be made and built in China, then ship to Canada warehouse, and ship to you. Won't shorten the lead time. And the cost won't be lower. The shipping cost is USD78 from China to Canada. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Matt 2018/11/09

Hi. Can you offer these rims in asymmetric? Thanks.


LightBicycle 2018/11/12

Hi Matt, Sorry to tell you that we don't have the RRU55C02 in asymmetric version. The only asymmetrical road rim we have currently is RG922 (29mm wide, 28mm deep). Will you be interested in this? The 55mm deep rim is very popular for its aerodynamic profile. Could you care to share the reason why you need an asymmetrical version for a rim as deep? Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Kevin 2018/07/11

Do the Wheel sets come with skewers?


LightBicycle 2018/07/12

Hi Kevin, If you order wheelset with Novatec hubs, they come with quick release skewers. If you order wheelset with other hubs like DT Swiss, the quick release skewers are not included. You will have to buy them seperately. Which hubs do you like for this road clincher 700C wheelset? Thanks, Lightbicycle


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